Established in 1887 in erstwhile Madras, The Hindu is one of India's most prominent national newspapers, and has been the guardian of the truth for 139 years. With incisive reporting, intelligent articles and a fiercely independent editorial stand, the Hindu has always shed light on the issues that affect the world at large.
There is a special bond that exists between The Hindu and the city that has been its home and headquarters for almost a century and half. That is why the Friends of Chennai initiative was kickstarted, as a way to give back. Friends of Chennai is a call to meaningful activism, a platform where people can come together and do their bit for the city. Through its website and facebook page, it provides an open channel of communication for people to gain awareness and mobilize in the interests of serving their society and the environment. It focuses on setting agendas that are actioned instead of bemoaning ills and grievances, on doing rather talking. From planting trees to cleaning up the beach, Friends of Chennai is actively invested in championing civic change and performing acts that have real and concrete effects that benefit the community.